Getting back to nature is always a retreat no matter where. What more when you can get a personalized tour that connects the nature of the place you visit, and the culture of its people…

Tanjung Surat is a fishing village at the southern tip of Malaysia, where the villagers have depended on the resources that the natural landscape have provided them over the years. However, much changes have been taking place to the landscape in Tanjung Surat, caused by external exploitation. And today, the villagers have to defend the lands and waters for the survival of their upcoming generations.

A visit to this place gives an idea of the indigenous people of our region (The Orang Laut, which means the people of the sea), who will be our local guides. There is a simple hike up the Bukit Belungkor, which gives an overview of the changing landscape from 200 meters above sea level.

Followed by a local lunch spread, and a boat ride to the southern Johor mangroves along Sungai Belungkor (Belungkor River) to learn about mangroves, the benefits that mangroves provide to the nature and humans, and the steps that are being taken by the locals and student researchers from a local university to preserve and protect their mangroves.

Most importantly, the personal sharing from the locals about the biodiversity that influenced the lifestyle of the people living in its vicinity - a journey of their existence.

And extended version of Tanjung Surat visit also offers camping opportunities, and conservation works like rehabilitation of degraded mangrove forests with the guidance of the Orang Laut community.


Difficulty Level

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Location

Selangor, Malaysia

Duration

2 Days

Activity type

Rainforest experience


So, what is the plan?


0530am – Board transport at Woodland MRT Exit Cnn0730am – Meet up with guide (prepare day pack)nn0745am – 4WD transfer to trail headnn0845am – Briefing and stretchingnn0900am – Start of hikenn1100am – ETA Batu Tenggek✔nn1130am – ETA Panti North✔nn1230pm – ETA Panti East✔

What is included:


  • Round trip transportation from Singapore (as per itinerary)

  • Tour Leader from Singapore

  • Professional Mountain Guides

  • Permission & reports to relevant authorities

  • Expedition porter (For company equipment & ration)

  • Chef on the mountain

  • Camping meals

  • Porter to bring equipment and ration up the mountain

  • Group and external radio communication

  • 4WD transfer

  • Flysheet & ground sheet (A-frame tent)

  • Certification of climb



What is not included:


  • Group, personal, equipment, belongings, travel, or other types of insurance coverage during expedition dates.

  • Personal camping equipment

  • Travel, meals, accommodation, and other items not mentioned above prior and after the expedition

  • Emergency evacuation cost

  • Visa to Malaysia

  • Personal Medication

  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary

  • Travel insurance